The UAE Cabinet, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has affirmed that the Year of Tolerance, with all its initiatives and activities, would be pursued since it is an intrinsic part of Emirati heritage established by the Founding Fathers of the UAE. The Year of Tolerance is a vehicle for achieving progress and development and attaining leadership for the nations in various fields, His Highness added.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid stressed that the UAE is benefitting from its efforts and from the cultural diversity of its society to consolidate and institutionalise tolerance to become a sustainable value in the UAE society and the world as a whole. “Tolerance is part of our heritage and we will continue to consolidate it in our society to set an example for the world”, said His Highness.
His Highness made his remarks while presiding over the Cabinet meeting, held on Sunday, in the presence of H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, and H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, during which the Cabinet approved a national initiative to promote the role of the government as an incubator for tolerance.
Sheikh Mohammed said, “At the end of the Year of Tolerance, which was a year of achievements and giving…we have issued our directives to launch a national initiative to further promote tolerance and dedicate it as a value in all our government programmes and activities.”
His Highness affirmed, “The Government is the first incubator of tolerance. Its practices, laws and processes will continue with us…and everyone will be an ambassador for tolerance and responsible for promoting its values.”
“We want the culture of tolerance to be a lifestyle in the fabric of our policies, work environments and society as a whole, such that the UAE be a leader in the field of tolerance and a unique model for spreading it globally,” the Vice President continued.